Media Releases

Spirit of the Valley
26 October 2021

City Champions Spirit of the Valley with Amazing Concert Under the Stars

The City of Kalamunda is teaming up with the Perth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) to present a concert under the stars at Melrose, Carmel, on Saturday, 13 November 2021.
2021 Freeman awarded to Norma Walsh who is surrounded by family and friends
13 October 2021

Norma and Max Walsh Awarded Freeman

The City of Kalamunda awarded two Freeman on 12 October 2021, Mrs Norma Walsh, and her husband Mr Max Walsh, who have made a significant contribution to the City of Kalamunda over their lives.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
5 October 2021

Local Hero Trish Verran dives in to support swimmers

Don’t hold your breath. Give a shout out! Trish Verran is the latest of the City of Kalamunda’s Local Hero Award winners. Nominated for her volunteer work at the Guildford and Kalamunda Districts Swim Club, Trish’s association with the Club dates to 2008.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
30 September 2021

Young Local, Hero Tessa Forrest – she’s magic!

Congratulations to Tessa Forrest, who was presented with a City of Kalamunda Young Local Hero Award this week at Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to wildlife conservation.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
30 September 2021

Celebrating the diversity of our Local Heroes

You don’t have to be old to be one of our vintage Local Heroes. Benjamin Hughes was awarded a Young Local Hero Award in recognition of his volunteer work (twice a week) at the Kalamunda History Village. Benjamin ensures the paths are clear and that everything looks in tip top shape.
Adult Mountain Trail Bikers riding a local Perth Hills Trail
29 September 2021

City of Kalamunda Celebrates WA Bike Month

The City of Kalamunda is encouraging residents to dust off their bikes, pump up their tyres, pop on a helmet and get riding this October for WA Bike Month.
Partial view of the Meloway Reserve Playground in Maida Vale
15 September 2021

Improved Maida Vale Playground a Hit with Locals

Local families are having loads of outdoor fun thanks to the City’s latest playground upgrades at Meloway Drive Reserve, Maida Vale.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
15 September 2021

Local Heroes raise $7,800 for Breast Cancer Research

City of Kalamunda resident Tara Thill has been awarded a Local Community Hero Award for helping to raise $7,800 for Breast Cancer Research, with support from the Forrestfield United Football Club.
10 September 2021

City Award Win for Building Community Resilience

The City of Kalamunda scooped the 2021 Innovative Partnerships – Metro Award at last night’s Local Government Professionals Community Development Conference.
Orange road work cones adjacent to construction trucks on the road
27 August 2021

Main Roads WA: Improved Tonkin Highway-Hale Road designs unveiled following community feedback

Updated designs of the Tonkin Highway and Hale Road interchange have been unveiled today in direct response to local community feedback.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
27 August 2021

Local Heroes and Dynamic Duo: Fran Dean and Cathy Audino

Dynamic Duo, Fran Dean and Cathy Audino were recently awarded a City of Kalamunda Community Local Hero Award for their involvement running the Darling Range Seniors Hub.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
27 August 2021

Local Hero Builds Community at Walliston Primary School

Nominated for being a highly valued and active volunteer at Walliston Primary School, Jason Turner is the latest winner of a City of Kalamunda Community Local Hero Award. Jason was presented with his award by Mayor Margaret Thomas JP at a recent school assembly.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
26 August 2021

Making a Home Run: Local Hero, Sandra (Skip) Devine

The City of Kalamunda recently presented Sandra (Skip) Devine a Local Community Hero Award. Skip, a committee member of the Kalamunda Rangers for over six years, is known for being one of the first to put her hand up to ensure events run smoothly. Every year she takes on several roles, as well as coaching at least two teams each season.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
26 August 2021

Local Hero, Maureen Parkinson, using her ‘Powers’ for good

Retired Psychologist Maureen Parkinson is the latest of our Local Heroes to be presented a Seniors Community Local Heroes Award. The monthly Awards are proudly presented by the City of Kalamunda and supported by Echo News.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
25 August 2021

‘Joy’ the simple act of caring

Approximately 20 years ago, Joy Barratt became involved in a social club providing meals and social events for the disabled. Today, the City awarded Joy with a City of Kalamunda Senior Community Local Hero Award for her continued support of the disabled, and her coordination and commitment to 'Showing a Hills Christmas' creating Christmas hampers and gifts for those in need.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
25 August 2021

Mighty Rhinos’ Hero Award Winner: Terry Davidson

Often when we talk about football heroes we talk about the talented players however, many are those behind the scenes like Terry Davidson. Terry, a true City of Kalamunda local hero, passionately volunteers his time supporting the Forrestfield Football Club since the early 80s.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
23 August 2021

It’s a Slam Dunk. Celebrating basketball hero, Lizzie.

City of Kalamunda Local Hero Award winner Elizabeth (Lizzie) Falconbridge has been volunteering with the Kalamunda & Districts Basketball Association for 42 years and umpired around 7,000 games. Lizzie delivers the ‘Taking it to Schools’ and ‘Hills Hoops’ stadium-based programs, introducing primary school children to basketball and helping develop the skills of players, referees, and coaches.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
17 August 2021

Making special local Heroes

The City of Kalamunda presented Angelina Watson a Community Local Heroes Award recently, for her work supporting Carers through the local “Make it Special” arts and craft group.
A firefighter silhouette who is hosing a large fire in front of them
13 August 2021

City Highly Commended for Helping to Build Community Resilience

In a challenging year for communities across the State, the City of Kalamunda has been recognised in the 22nd Resilient Australia WA Awards for its commitment to helping residents prepare for emergencies and natural disasters.
A view of the flying fox at Lincoln Road Reserve
16 July 2021

Flying foxes and party fun in Forrestfield

You asked. We heard you and acted. The City of Kalamunda enhanced the play spaces at Lincoln Road Reserve with a new nature-themed ninja/exercise course, double 50m flying fox, log play, seating, pathways, and plantings.
© City of Kalamunda 2021